Lake Tahoe Multi-Sport

6 Dats from From $2500

Lake Tahoe’s alpine waters are the home base of Bio Bio Expeditions, and in this multi-sport adventure, you get the inside scoop on where to pedal the most mind-blowing mountain bike trails, paddle to hidden, white sand beaches, and hike the majestic peaks that surround this natural wonder.

Lake Tahoe Multi-Sport

Concentrated along Lake Tahoe’s world-renowned shoreline you will find one of nature’s most superlative outdoor playgrounds. Some of the world’s most intense singletrack, majestic paddling options and stunning hiking trails dot the pine-studded basin of the 22-mile-long, 1,645-foot-deep lake.

This multi-sport trip serves up the best of Tahoe, delivered by guides who have lived in Tahoe for years and know the secrets to experiencing the true magic of this High Sierra wonder.

Whether you are pedaling or paddling, each moment spent in the majestic pines or languid water is enhanced by one of nature’s most majestic views — the eyeful of Lake Tahoe that Mark Twain famously described as the “fairest picture the whole earth affords.”

The trip is based out of North Tahoe’s Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, where sandy beaches meet wide-angle views of Mt. Tallac, Freel and Jobs Peak that jut into the sky over Lake Tahoe. Just minutes from your room, enjoy the renowned Flume Trail, paddle Tahoe’s East Shore, summit Mt. Tallac and whitewater raft the Truckee River. When you’ve cranked through your last turn on immaculate singletrack or beached your kayak back at the lodge, relax with your feet in the sand, a beer or a glass of wine in your hand, and a Tahoe sunset spread out before you.

Day 1
Arrive at Lake Tahoe, and settle into the lakeshore accommodations at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort in Tahoe Vista. Bio Bio Expeditions will welcome the group with a sunset barbecue and orientation on the lake. (D)

Day 2
After breakfast, the group will board private vans and take a picturesque drive down Lake Tahoe’s West Shore to the trailhead of Mt. Tallac — which at 9,735 feet dominates the southwestern topography of the lake. The 5.4-mile trail takes hikers above the north shore of beautiful Fallen Leaf Lake, and climbs past vistas of Desolation Wilderness. The rocky peak of Mt. Tallac offers up one of the most majestic views in the country. Look down on lake-speckled Desolation Wilderness, Tahoe’s Emerald Bay and Fallen Leaf Lake from this airy summit, before hiking back to the trailhead. After this challenging hike we return to the lodge to relax before dining out at one of North Tahoe’s fine dining establishments. Stand up Paddle boarding available every day. (B,L)

Day 3
Today we take to the lake in a fleet of kayaks and paddle the emerald waters of Tahoe’s East Shore. The East Shore’s hidden white sand beaches, house-sized white granite boulders and Vodka-clear water astound even the most seasoned travelers. Tahoe’s world-renowned clarity, which reaches depths of over 70 feet, results from an absence of large inlets and the natural filtration that occurs before the small, snow-fed streams reach the lake.

We paddle past the Thunderbird Lodge, where the famous wealthy recluse George Whittell Jr. lived following the Great Depression with an elephant and his pet lion Bill, and hosted poker games with the likes of Ty Cobb and Howard Hughes.

We stop at one of the East Shore’s hidden beaches for lunch, giving everyone a chance to swim in the cool water, before loading back into the kayaks and returning to our launch point. (B,L)

 

Day 4
We return to Tahoe’s East Shore today on mountain bikes to ride one of the most breath-taking trails in the West. The Flume Trail, which was built along the path of a wooden flume that carried water and timber from high-altitude Marlette Lake to the silver mines of the Comstock Lode in the Nevada desert.

We take a shuttle to Spooner Lake, making the pedal a one-way, mostly downhill affair. From Spooner Lake we climb to the beautiful, aspen-cloaked shores of Marlette Lake, where the true Flume Trail begins. Positioned along a steep, yellow-granite slope that drops to the shores of Lake Tahoe, the trail offers perhaps the most gorgeous views in all of Lake Tahoe. Thread through boulders as the trail takes you gently downhill, while looking for pieces of wood that made up the abandoned 19th century flume. The exhilarating ride ends in a steep downhill on Tunnel Creek to the shores of the lake.

For those not interested in mountain biking, a hike of nearby Mt. Rose, the tallest peak on the north shore of Lake Tahoe, or a beautiful hike from Mount Rose Meadows east along the Pacific Crest Trail are options that offer up amazing views of both Lake Tahoe and the Nevada desert.( B,L)

 

Day 5
After sleeping in following our Flume Trail trip, we wake to head out to sample some of Tahoe’s whitewater. The class III rapids of the Truckee River are exciting enough to get the heart pumping, but mellow enough that an entire family can make the trip. We put in just east of Truckee and ride through the steep walls of the Truckee River canyon as it flows eastward. The Truckee River is Lake Tahoe’s only outlet and flows from Tahoe City to its terminus at Pyramid Lake, a large saline body of water that is home to Nevada’s Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. The river twist, turns and churns past sandy beaches, large stands of pine trees and into deep pools. The river offers up chances to swim, and we pull out to eat lunch along the river before finishing our trip near the Nevada state line. We return to the lodge early enough to allow everyone a chance to try their hand at paddleboarding or get back in a kayak for the afternoon. Other nearby options include parasailing or jetskiing.

We end the day with a large group dinner. (B,L,D)

 

Day 6
We pack up and depart to the airport or drive home.

Departure Dates:

Runs in Summer!  Call us for additional information and dates.

Trip Length: 6 Dats
Deposit: $600

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